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Amazon is at it again..and authors don't like it one bit. What do you think? http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/28/technology/amazon-offers-all-you-can-eat-books-authors-turn-up-noses.html?_r=0
Some self-published writers say their income has seen a large and rapid decrease under Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited program, and argue that the system is unfair.
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Do you struggle with cover design on your books?
Advice from a master...

Via +WIRED 

#ns   #bookcoverdesign  
If you find yourself in a bookstore, Peter Mendelsund can be hard to avoid.
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Authors and online entrepreneurs are you looking for excellent advice, tips and strategies to get your content out to a bigger market?

+Penny Sansevieri has got you covered with this outstanding list of 30 websites for indie authors. I regularly read a lot of these blogs and add my recomendation. Find 2 to 3 that resonate for you and follow the authors, subscribe to their blogs and connect. 

Congrats to +The Future of Ink authors who are included: +Shelley Hitz+Frances Caballo and +Ellen Britt 

#indieauthor   #digitalpublishing   #authortips  
 
Here are our Top 30 Favorite Websites for Indie Authors!

Trying to build your writing and publishing career is a challenge. There’s a lot of information out there, and trying to discern a solid piece of advice from fluff or inaccurate data isn’t always easy. We are lucky to know a lot of really outstanding industry people who offer great insights, super tips, and valued feedback on a variety of marketing topics and publishing options. Here’s our list of the top 30 blogs and bloggers we really respect. We hope you’ll follow them, too!

http://www.amarketingexpert.com/top-30-websites-indie-authors/

Congrats to everyone who made the list!

+Ellen Britt +Denise Wakeman +Joel Friedlander +Jeff Goins +Mary Jaksch +Jane Friedman +Shelley Hitz +Heather Hart +Rachelle Gardner sb@sandrabeckwith.com +Cathy Stucker +Duolit, Your Self-Publishing Team +Catherine Ryan Howard +Julie Isaac +Sarah Bolme +Frances Caballo +Louise Myers  +Writer Unboxed +Hugh Howey +Joanna Penn +CJ Lyons +Joe Konrath +Sean Platt

#bookmarketingtips #bookmarketing2014 #bookmarketing #marketingtipsforauthors #bookmarketing  
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The culture of podcasts...

Podcasting is hot and there are as many ways to design a podcast as there are podcasters. 

h/t +Ellen Britt for passing this along.

Are you podcasting yet?

#podcastingtips   #podcastdessign  
 
The Culture and Design of Podcasts from Connecticut Public Radio http://wnpr.org/post/culture-and-design-podcasts #podcasting #tfoi
Radio has a very long and storied history, and is influenced by -- some might say ruled by -- some long-held, traditional practices.
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Getting Published - The Barriers To Entry Have Fallen

+Kathleen Gage shows you three tried and true ways to get your content published. Little expense required, if at all. Except for your time, of course. 

Which method is your favorite?

#publishing   #contentmarketing   #digitalpublishing   #TFOI  
Whatever your opinion, the Internet provides a platform to express it. Barriers to entry for getting published are practically nonexistent.
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Is 2014 the Year of Podcasting for YOU?
 
Join me, +Ellen Britt  and +MaAnna Stephenson at the Podcasting Summer Camp, a 3 day immersion to learn how to create, prepare, promote and monetize your show.

Only 10 people so you get personal attention.

Podcasting is one more form of digital publishing and +The Future of Ink aims to keep you current with the trends.  It's simple, doesn't require a big investment and you can reach a bigger audience. 

Get the details now and book an appointment to find out if this the right opportunity for you.

http://thefutureofink.com/camp

#podcasting   #summercamp   #digitalpublishing  
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The latest issue of the Carnival of Indies, published by +Joel Friedlander features a couple of +The Future of Ink  writers...
+Shelley Hitz  and +Joan Stewart 

Lots of goodies in the roundup.

#digitalpublishing #indieauthor #selfpublishing 
Welcome to this issue of the Carnival of the Indies blog carnival. This issue is for February, 2014. We welcome your submissions on topics related to writing, self-publishing, book design or marketing books. A collection of outstanding articles recently posted […]
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The Pros and Cons of DRM

DRM stands for Digital Rights Management and according to KDP it is “intended to inhibit unauthorized access to or copying of digital content files.”

So, as an author, do you enable DRM or not?

In this article for +The Future of Ink, +Shelley Hitz shares the pros and cons so you can decide.

Do you or don't you?

Read the article on The Future of Ink: http://thefutureofink.com/pros-and-cons-of-drm/

#DRM   #digitalrightsmanagement   #kindlebooks  
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What was your favorite digital publishing post in 2013?
 
Top Ten Digital Publishing Posts from 2013

This has been quite a year at +The Future of Ink ...  we recently celebrated our one year blog anniversary and our Alexa ranking dipped below the coveted 100,000 mark.

We are celebrating by bringing you our Top Ten Digital Publishing Articles for 2013, based on the amount of traffic each post received.

If you missed any of these articles, take some time to check them out. Then, let us know which one was your favorite!

Pin it for later:  http://www.pinterest.com/pin/85498092899947909/

#digitalpublishing   #TFOI  
The Future of Ink celebrates 2013 with the Top Ten Digital Publishing Articles of the year, based on the amount of traffic each post received. Enjoy!
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Great collection +Denise Wakeman!
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How hard is your writing working for you?

via +Michael Kelberer 
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Head's up! +Ellen Britt has interviewed TFOI writer  +Penny Sansevieri on her #PinkCoattails podcast.

I can't wait to listen to this one!
 
When +Penny Sansevieri  she saw the opportunity in self-publishing, she jumped...right out of the corporate world and into entrepreneurship. Find out how she did it today on Pink Coattails! #digitalpublishing #selfpublishing   #pinkcoattails #womeninbusiness  
Book marketing and media relations expert Penny Sansevieri reveals why you need to know what you're not good at and once you do, why you need to let it go!
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Do you check your sources before you tweet or post on Facebook? 

Great post from +Frances Caballo's blog on social media for writers.
 
I am so pleased to have a guest post by Helen Sedwick. Her new book — Self-Publishser’s Legal Handbook – covers a multitude of issues that Indie publishers face every day from how to start a business to retaining freelancers (designers/web design professions, etc.) to protecting your nest egg. I hope you enjoy today’s post …
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Thank you, Denise! The credit really goes to Helen Sedwick, the author of this post. 
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Indie authors, this is for you.

2014 +Smashwords Survey by +Mark Coker 

Lots of data reveals opportunities for indie ebook authors.

#selfpublishing   #digitalpublishing   #indieauthor  
Welcome to the 2014 Smashwords Survey, our third annual survey that reveals new opportunities for indie ebook authors to sell more books. As in prior surveys (view the 2013 Smashwords Survey here and 2012 Smashwords Survey he...
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If you missed the hangout with +Ellen Britt, +MaAnna Stephenson and me, about why adding a podcast to your business is a smart thing to do, here's the replay video.

#podcasting   #podcastingtip   #digitalpublishing   #TFOI  
Video replay of hangout with Ellen Britt, Denise Wakeman and MaAnna Stephenson on the opportunities for entrepreneurs who start podcasting now.
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Becoming An Author – How Do You Spell Success?

A thoughtful article by +Nina Amir on why you may not want to focus on the publishing industry's definition of success, and determine your own criteria.

What is your definition of success as an author?

#publishingindustry   #author   #successtips  
What’s your purpose for becoming an author? When you fulfill that purpose, you succeed. Determine your criteria and how you will know you reached your goal.
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Authors: agree or disagree?

*The one thing you shouldn't put at the front of your ebook"

#ebooktips   #author   #kindleebooks  
Those are the BEST sellers -- books that, in print, often carry multiple blurb pages. So I'll stand by my conviction regarding the needlessness of blurb pages in the front of ebooks....
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January's Carnival of the Indies curated by +Joel Friedlander, has been published.

As usual the collection covers book design, marketing and promotion, and self-publishing.  

+The Future of Ink's +Shelley Hitz has a featured article in the list too!

#indiepublishing   #bookmarketing   #selfpublishing   
Self-Publishing: Carnival of the Indies Issue #40 including Joanna Penn, Mark Coker, Steven Saus, and many more
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What were the hot stories in digital publishing in 2013?

Here's the Top 10 list from +Digital Book World 
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